If one of your goals for the new year is to read more, then you’re in the right place. Entrepreneurs must constantly learn more to fuel their passion and ideas with strategic plans of action from thought leaders. Here are some noteworthy books all entrepreneurs should read in 2021.
- Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
Thinking creatively is important – but doing the work is even more vital. Hansson drives home the secret to successful entrepreneurship – do something over and over and over. This approach will quickly lead to a better product or service, more so than simply visualizing possible steps.
- Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin
There’s a big difference between the average person and the champions of a certain skill or field. No, it’s not talent. Rather, it’s consistent, deliberate, unending practice to hone in that skill.
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
If you are someone who struggles with procrastination, this book provides a philosophy that chips away at your long-term goals with small, daily choices – consistently.
- To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink
No matter what your mission is as an entrepreneur, selling is inevitable. Pink humanizes the heavily criticized art of being a salesperson so that entrepreneurs no longer shy away from it.
- Tribes by Seth Godin
No matter what, targeting everyone as a potential customer doesn’t work. Godin beautifully puts this principle. Be original, find people who are just as unique as you are, and focus your energy on providing them the product or service they need.
- Move Fast. Break Shit. Burn Out: The Catalyst’s Guide to Working Well by Tracey Lovejoy and Shannon Lucas
If someone has criticized you for being too intense about your vision – this book is perfect for reassuring you that you’re on the right track. Lovejoy and Lucas promote the idea that your obsessive passion will drive you to success.
- More Good Jobs: An Entrepreneur’s Action Plan to Create Change in Your Community by Martin Babinec
This book highlights how embedded entrepreneurs are in their community or social circle. Using that to create a broader mission that envelopes and includes others is key to unlocking more doors.